Volunteer Opportunities

About Our Program

Are you looking for ways to volunteer in St. Louis? At Cornerstone Center for Early Learning, our program gives you the chance to support your community in meaningful ways. In one year alone, 581 volunteers gave us more than 3,000 hours of service. From reading to kids, to tending the grounds, to filing in the office, these hard workers helped both Cornerstone and the community through generous acts of service. Whether you volunteer for one day or one year, we never forget your service. We are forever thankful for each and every person who gives us their time.

Due to the pandemic, we are now offering virtual and socially-distanced volunteer opportunities.

Ways to Volunteer in St. Louis:

Birthday Buddies
Do you love to plan parties? Show Cornerstone children how special they are during their birthday month by creating a “birthday in a box” for a classroom celebration. In order to get involved with this program, contact Dani Smith, Director of Development, at dsmith@cornerstonecenterstl.org or (314) 865-5244 ext. 134.

Campus Beautification
Do you enjoy working outdoors? Assist with projects such as weeding our garden, building a Little Library, and pruning our plants to help keep our buildings and green spaces looking fresh! In order to help maintain the grounds, contact Ta’Lisha Franklin, Teacher and Family Resource Director, at tfranklin@cornerstonecenterstl.org or (314) 865-5244 ext. 118.

Cornerstone’s Closet
Are you always organizing and making lists? Help create and manage a digital inventory of donated childcare supplies and household items available at no cost to Cornerstone families in need. In order to help out with Cornerstone’s Closet, contact Ta’Lisha Franklin, Teacher and Family Resource Director, at tfranklin@cornerstonecenterstl.org or (314) 865-5244 ext. 118.

Join a Committee

  • Friends of Cornerstone Center
    • Join a close-knit, hardworking volunteer team that meets regularly to help raise funds for and spread awareness about Cornerstone.
  • Celebration Committee
    • Join a resourceful committee that meets regularly year-round to plan and orchestrate Cornerstone’s annual Celebration for Children gala.

In order to join a committee, contact Dani Smith, Director of Development, at dsmith@cornerstonecenterstl.org or (314) 865-5244 ext. 134.

Volunteer in St. Louis

Donation Drives
Don’t have time to come to Cornerstone but still want to help? Host a Donation Drive for diapers, classroom supplies, or even a coin drive! We’d be most thankful. To learn more about hosting a drive, contact Dani Smith, Director of Development, at dsmith@cornerstonecenterstl.org or (314) 865-5244 ext. 134.

Further Reading

If you’d like to learn about more opportunities to volunteer in St. Louis, click here to view United Way of Greater St. Louis.

In order to learn more about who we are and what we do, visit our About Us page.

If you would like more information about our volunteer program, please contact Toni Jackson, Center Director, at tjackson@cornerstonecenterstl.org or (314) 865-5244 ext. 119 and Karen Lucy, Executive Director, at klucy@cornerstonecenterstl.org or 314-865-5244 ext. 131.